Dads always seems to get the proverbial shaft when it comes to being celebrated on the third Sunday in June. You know it’s true: Even now, just days before Father’s Day (June 18), you’re still thinking of ideas for a gift. It’s not like he didn’t go to your soccer games — or drive an hour each way to watch you play — or read to you in bed, or wash your car. If you ask us, it’s time to give dads their due.

And despite the holiday getting closer with each passing hour, you still have time to pick a thoughtful option from our glorious list of our favorite last-minute Father’s Day gift ideas. From delicious dinners and desserts you can make at home to gift baskets you can ship to Dad to anywhere in the United States, these recommendations will show your “old man” just how much you love and appreciate everything he’s done for you.

Last-minute Father's Day gift ideas with a box of fruit, cheese, snacks, and other ingredients.

Father’s Day Gift Box

From sweet galettes to savory snacks, this Father’s Day gift box comes with a sampling of all of Dad’s favorites. Summer sausage and cheddar cheese are the makings of a delicious afternoon charcuterie board, and Moose Munch popcorn is perfect for hosting a summer movie night at home.

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Join the club

If you’re looking for a gift that keeps on giving, sign Dad up for one of the many monthly subscriptions we offer. The options include everything from seafood and snacks to wine and gourmet meals, and a whole bunch more. There’s even a Plant of the Month Club that will allow him to show off his green thumb all year long. Warning: This may also cause his nurturing side to come out (you know he’s got one).

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Strawberries for Him

Some guys just want to sit back and enjoy the sweeter things in life. If this sounds like your dad, then this gift is for him. He’ll love the luscious taste of plump, juicy strawberries dipped in rich white and milk chocolate and drizzled with still more chocolaty goodness. And with the option to order as many as two dozen of these beautiful berries, you can be sure he won’t run out of these treats any time soon.

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Blue cheese burgers

Dads are typically typecast as grillmen. You can still give a gift for the grillmaster, but at least give him the night off from doing the work by putting on an apron and firing up some Wagyu beef blue cheese burgersWagyu beef patties have such exceptional marbling and flavor that all they need is a sprinkle of salt and pepper on each side. The finishing touch is a smoky blue cheese sauce that can double as a dip for a side of fries, chips, or fresh vegetables. The sauce is so good, it can triple as a drink. No judgement.

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Jerky collection

Growing up, you always questioned why Dad did certain things certain ways. He certainly parented to the beat of his own drum, but he knew what he was doing. Harry & David also knows what it’s doing when it comes to premium dried meats. Whether it’s bacon jerky, sausage sticks, or Landjaeger — even a jerky flower bouquet (seriously!) — Dad will be in jerky heaven.

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Weekend getaway

If Dad’s an adventurer, pack up the car and take him on a day trip or weekend getaway. From racing along sand dunes in an ATV to exploring gold rush history, a micro-vacation is a lovely way to show your appreciation while treating the entire family to something fun.

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DIY gift bags

Nothing but nothing shows Dad how much you love him more than a gift you made yourself. These DIY Father’s Day gift bags may look like formalwear, but they’re actually a fun and whimsical way to let the big guy know how much he means to you. Better still, you can fill them with any number of snacks you get him too. And since you’re making them right at home, there’s no chance of experiencing any shipping snafus.

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Cherry turnovers

Does Dad prefer sweet treats over savory bites? These cherry turnovers are a delicious two-for-one homemade gift that can be enjoyed for breakfast and dessert. You could even swap in his favorite fruit if apples or pears are more his speed.

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Bloody Mary kit

You and Dad are a great pairing, like brunch and Sundays. And what goes better with brunch than a bloody maryThis kit is more than just your standard tomato juice and celery. It has all the accoutrements to make one of the best bloodies ever. If you don’t believe us, just ask brand ambassador Geoffrey Zakarian.

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Time to himself (or with you)

Dad spends all year tending to others’ needs and rarely thinking of himself. Give him the gift of time, with a day that is all his. Whether he chooses to spend it tinkering with the car, reading a book, or just vegging out in front of the TV, make this Father’s Day one without a schedule or an agenda. And maybe he’ll surprise you by saying he wants to do something as a family. The best gifts, after all, are ones that can be enjoyed with the ones you love.

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Tara Carlson graduated from Hofstra University with a degree in Public Relations and loves any and all things creative writing - which is why she is thrilled to be working with Petal Talk. When she's not writing, you can probably find her swimming at the beach, playing soccer, and catching up on the latest movies (she's a big fan of award season)!

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